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FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
is starting to turn in their favor. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. >> reporter: a defiant president obama tried to change the narrative on his botched rollout, claiming healthcare.gov is turning the corner and benefits are kicking in. as he unveiled yet another sales pitch that republicans are still just not buying. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for congressional democrats who are nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. so he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vowed will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with his em battled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and senior adv
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
this up. this is like arbitration. we'll decide this later. >> the law was signed into law 3 1/2 years ago. the insurance company will estimate how much the government might owe them for subsidies and the government will cut them a check and they will figure it out later when the website is working. how is it going to be gotten back? it's r, fe for fraud and huge mistakes. it's a huge science and it will involve billions of taxpayer dollars. bill: the errors are not fixed and we don't know when they will be fixed. >> when all hell broke loose they started working on the front end of the website, the part the consume sellers see first. but the back end where the actual purchases take place have not yet finished. look at obama's event yesterday. he highlighted the stories of four people. two were young people who benefited from keep your coverage on your parents until you are 26. another den fit from lifetime caps. another who was a doctor who hasn't sick. nun none of them actually purchased affordable coverage on the obamacare website. bill: they need to be even rolled, byron. >> it's just
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
businesses. >> the house judiciary said the president cannot write his own laws. >> from obama care and immigration the administration is picking which laws to enforce. there is no unlaterally waiving or suspending or revising the laws. >> the democrats said the president is doing what the law provides and that is a legal challenge today. >> here is another one. to america's premier catholic university. notre dame using the administration over the law. there is a controversial man date of employers put care in their claims. the judge rowelled that it had no standing since the man date was yet in effect. >> it will kick in on january 1st. >> the greater assault on the obama care on the docket with the judge. the legal challenges that could embroil obama care for years. >> the judges have a lot to say about. that >> we want to know today, how can the president sell obama care to you today? >> send us a tweet@bill hemmer. >> and@alisyn camerota. snu can see it here. >> and they are rolling in already today. >> one, a question for the president, is it disposable? >> people are funny. >>
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
care law, this time pushing back the deadline for small business exchange. now the president is catching heat for tweaking the law without the approval of congress, even from some folks who voted for him. >> the problem with what the president is doing is that he's not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. he >> rich, is john on the mark here? >> yes, he is. obama is making unilateral changes to a piece of legislation and the problem is where is the check and balance on that, where are the limits, what's to prevent him from changing the law entirety. i realize it's a little bit of a grey area but obama has gone overboard on this. >> rick, doesn't this bothers i some way. >> this is somethiig that's gone on throughout our modern history. in this case though what troubles me is if you read the affordable care act, this does permit these things to be done by the executive branch. there . >> jonathan turly says it's against the constitution. there have been changes and tweaks done by the president. is this wrong? >> it's wrong. we are the united states of america,
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >> thank you for having me on. you rattled off a bunch of problems just to name a few. >> just to name a few. but the president challenged republicans. i think this was a chase the rabbit trying to divert attention scheme like the class warfare speech yesterday and trying to talk about aids the day before. tom price has a specific plan. it wouldn't be my plan but it's better than what we've got. there is a plan on the table. >> look, you led into this a little bit talking about young people. what the obama care package is was intentionally designed to screw over young people. was it a mistake? it wasn't an acci
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
will this manifest itself? the administration claims, this is not a law problem, it is a website problem. as soon as we get this website up and running and everyday we make improvements, people will see the wonderful products we had to offer. they will run to the website, bite product and that will solve itself. that will solve all the problems. >> yeah. that's not the problem p. the problem is the law. they have 5.6 million people who lost their insurance, that they have to sign up in 23 days in order to not have millions without coverage on january 1. that's 240,000 a day for the next 23 days. even if the website worked perfectly, that is almost impossible. next year, 50 million people will lose their employer-based coverage. either dropped entirely or altered beyond recognition. people are mad about 5.5 million now. how will they feel about 50 million next year. obama has lost trust and credibility. if fixing a website will not repair the bond of trust he broke with the american people. >> we will have the other side on that issue coming up. mark, thank you. >> thank you. >> meantime, powerful
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
the president will pic kick off a nr campaign. promoting the benefits of his signature health care law. ed henry is there at the white house with more on this. >> good to see you. republicans say they have found probably a dozen times or so over the last few years with her there has been this big pr blitz down toward his staff, when the sales pitch is there coming american public is not buying it, going to be well again and again, defend the controversial law. i do not have an alternative, if they wanted to repeal the president's health care law, they would not have anything that would deal with the millions of people who don't have insurance right now. also pushing back by noting about a million people visiting healthcare.gov, they did not have any major crashes, there were issues of people waiting and whatnot, they are now turning the corner, but republicans are now saying there is too much focus on fixing the website, not enough on the substance of dealing with canceled policies and the like. take a listen. >> they are married for this political time when politics is mired in the website alon
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
with the president's new effort to save his health care law. pl plus, what's the new push to defend the president from this now infamous broken promise. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. you can keep your plan. >> and breaking developments in the rape case against a star quarterback heisman trophy contender. >> unfortunately sometimes one-night stands happen. >> and this marine may have saved a half dozen lives when he fell on a grenade. why doesn't the military want to give him a medal? we'll try to get through the hour together. bear with me. this is getting uglier by the moment. there is a lot of news. we'll get you through it. just breaking, the president making new comments on the problems for the health care law including whether anyone will be held accountable for failures thus far. first there is new reaction to the death of former south african president nelson mandela. he died peacefully at 95. over the last few hours everyone from the pope to our living presidents have reacted. he was born the son of a tribal chief later rising through the ranks of the anti-aparthei
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
? >> the administration claims this is not a law problem. the it is a website problem. >> yeah. >> as soon as we get it up and running and every day we make improvements people will see the wonderful products we have to offer. they will run to the websites, buy the product . and that will solve all of the problems. >> yeah. it's not the problem. the problem is the law. look. the problem is they have 5.6 million people who have lost insurance that they have to sign up in 23 days in order to not have millions without coverage on january 1. that's 240,000 a day for the next 23 days. even if the website worked perfectly it's almost impossible. the next year you have 50 million people who will lose their employer-based coverage. if people are mad about 5.5 million, how will they feel about 50 million next year? obama's lost his trust and credibility. fixing a website will not repair the bond of trust he's broken with the american people. >> we'll have the other side with ben le bolt on the issue coming up. marc, thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> a powerful house committee holds hearings that will challenge th
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
to re-launch the disastrous program on the health care law. but unfortunately, the damage is done. we're now learning more about the security risks associated with this website. now listen to what david kennedy, the so-called white hat hacker, talk about the development. >> when they created this website they kind of threw a lot of things together, mixed and matched a bunch of parts putting it on the site to be used by the general public. so when you have that type of website it is actually hard to go back and fix that security around it because the security was not built into it. so it will take months to address, over a year possibly to at least the critical exposures. >> no security in mind when they built the website? that is pretty disturbing. now, unfortunately, there is more to come. according to a report in "the washington post," the enrollment records for millions who have chosen to enroll in the on-line marketplace, continue to generate errors in the computer system, meaning they may not get the health care they expect next month. now the errors have affected one third of th
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> i think he will in a more aggressive way than he has before. the law is working, it's benefiting some people, je yes, there have been problems but it's doing what he said sit would do. the second parts of the case -- the second part is thinking republicans have sabotaged the website and all the problems are because of the efforts of the republicans. martha: there are new questions launched at the white house. people trying to sign on and we are still getting error messages. >> reporter: people are going on and still getting error messages. >> you are confusing error message with cueing message which is an entirely different thing. >> reporter: the goal is to enroll more people. if they are still waiting -- >> i would point you to the fact that more people are visiting the site and able to effectively go from beginning to end when it comes to enrolling than was the case in october and november. martha: getting tougher and tougher in there. accord together white house those directed to a cue on the obamacare site will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirmin
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
. and then consider what the president said just this afternoon. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. >> senior fellow at the manhattan institute, national review columnist and how medicaid fails the poor. this is unbelievable. i mean, this is from the reuters report an hour ago. health plans will estimate how much they're owed. and then they will submit that estimate to the government. once the system is built, the government and insurers can reconcile the payments made with the planned data to true up the payments. oh, joy, so it is basically an honor system if i'm reading this correctly. >> well, the basic thing to understand is it is not a bailout of the insurers, but a bailout of the president. because two weeks ago we heard from one of the top operators of the system, is that it hadn't even been built yet. >> 30 to 40% of healthcare.gov has not been built yet, we said exactly what part of it is that? and they revealed it is the payment mechanism. and how are they going to get paid? this is the solution? we're going to trust the insurance companies
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
is that law is working and will into future. >> senior fellow and author this is unbelievable. this is, so, had this is is from the report. they'll submit that to the government. once built, government and insurers can reconcile the payment to true up payments. oh, joy. so it's basically on honor system? >> basic thing to understand is that it's not a bail out of insurers but president. two weeks ago we heard from one of the top it officials is that system to pay insurers hadn't been built yet. >> 30% has not been built. we talked about what part is that? so now, they're saying how are insurance going to get paid? this is the solution? >> we're going to trust the insurance companies to say i think you owe me x amount? >> what is the alternative? if insurers don't get paid that way. they'll withdraw from markets. >> the only way we can keep insurers in the market is pay them in advance. >> when it's a person successfully enrolled and there has been a payment mechanism portion of the program people would have had data, is this the portion of a web site that calculates how much of a subsidy y
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am PST
to solving the low enrollment and lack of enthusiasm around the law. >> not enough pr, that is what we're hearing this morning. i'll let you respond to that. also, as part of the polling, this comes from united technologies congressional connection poll. about -- actually, more than half of these young people, 18 to 29 who were surveyed said, they actually think the law is going to get repealed. whether that's reality or not, it's the perception. if they think that after three-plus years of what most of us would argue there's been pr, how in the world do you convince them at this point to sign up? >> absolutely, shannon. i think what this really shows is millenials are a whole lot smarter than president obama thinks they are. they have looked at the choices and, as this poll shows, they are not really interested. he catapulted to his presidency by taking this group of people for granted and as much as i think young people want to see some sort of health care reform, they are not really interested in being forced to pay for something that doesn't really benefit them. >> richard, what do
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
their coverage. we are going to find out what is that going to mean for the law? how is that going to balance out for the message. >> and so much of this is pr? we heard the president say he is going to be talking publicly in a positive way about his health care law. some of the things that are getting glossed over are the continued problems. what about the back end of that. there is all of this discussion right now that the plans are not going to the insurance companies. what happens on january 1st? >> last month there was a hearing on capitol hill where we got to hear about those putting the law and the website together. the back end where we figure out how to pay insurers and communicate with doctors. you could find out that your doctor isn't covered by the plan that you signed up for. or your insurance company isn't going to be paid on time. these are big problems. this is a pr war. the white house is hoping to drown out the bad news we are hearing about the law with their version of the good news. and they have strike teams in place. thank you for your thoughts today. >> send us your thought
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
kelly file" -- >> emotions run high at a hearing for the new health care law. >> what are our options now? we don't have any options. >> julie explains how the new law is affecting her family. plus "the kelly file" investigation into why the white house failed to tell the truth when the president's uncle ended up in custody. >> there was no evidence that they met. that was what was conveyed. >> that's not the story now. exclusive tonight, a well known washington whistleblower has information on what he calls controversial hires. "the kelly file" starts now. >>> who was that? we're going to muddle through another night together. breaking this evening, the administration has been forced to confirm what we reported to you a couple of days ago. tens of thousands of americans who think they have health insurance under obama care may discover january 1 that they do not. after days of refusing to release the stats on the problems that have been plaguing health care.gov the administration has announced under pressure from the press that the enrollments of 1 of every 4 people in the months of
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
to shrill for this bad law. i feel sorry for them because the mittology they are trying to create about obamacare is very different from the reality most people are experiencing. and when you say you can keep your doctor if you are willing to pay more, that's a very different statement than you can keep your doctor, period, which is what the president said. >> actually, i thought when i heard that, i couldn't think if it was arrogant or we americans were some sort of social experiment in the petri dish. they didn't understand american people for the most part having to pay more means a whole lot more to people. maybe not to people who make a lot of money but to most people. i was surprised when i heard that. >> when you get outside of the washington bubble. i was reading today some the emails and letters that have come into our office. these are incredibly real and profound impacts on people's lives. we had a couple that had sent in and said that their premium were going up by $400 a month. >> that's a lot of money. >> deductible gone up by $1,400. i feel like the federal government jus
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
that people are having under this new law runs down ter s counter to the out of the white house. everything that will be fine and jay carney saying that everything is going good. this is just happy talk. >> and we are going to hear from the president every single day now, almost until christmas about the positive nature of health care.gov. more now on that shocking new report claiming that 1/3 of the people that enrolled may not be signed up. the white house is denying those numbers but yesterday, the company that is overseeing that website, calling their company to make sure they are enrolled. >> >> really? so now we are going to blame the consumer when they don't have health care? >> this gets the companies in a weird place. it says every insurance company is limited to expanding to a group market to every dollar no more than 15% of that can go for salaries, benefits, taxes, rent, all of the operation needed to run it. 15 crepts. so when the government says if you don't think you got insurance go ahead and call up the insurance company, load up the cost and if it reaches that 15% mlr cap,
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
. i need to you spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections. about how folks can sign up. >> we know that obamacare is still plagued with problems. >> the experience that people are having under this new law, it runs counter to the happy talk we see appearing out of the white house. >> right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. >> it was a nightmare. they offered coverage for myself, my wife, but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month. >> people are going to be signing up, thinking they are going to get some help from the government in paying for. this and find out that the cost is much much higher than they anticipated. >> this bill was fundamentally flawed. >> what's important for everybody to remember is not only the law has already helped millions of people but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. >> the president's healthcare law continues to wreak havoc o
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited healthcare.gov just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this b
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
at a pep rally and showing that most done like this signature law. forced to read an apology on cam. i hope you are having a great day. we are live now at the white house. earlier today he turned to the economy calling the growing income gap a defining challenge of our time. chief white house correspondent ed henry is with us. >> this is a president who has been struggling in dealing with the health care law. how does he do that. partly by rallying in this political base. before the liberal group center for american progress. that is another key part of his base. they helped elect him and get those young people out there talking about the health care law and talking about what you said he wanted to really stress at this economic speech which is what he calls the defining issue of our time. listen to this. >> if republicans have concrete plans that will actually reduce in equality and build the middle class let's hear them. i want to know what they are. if you don't think we should raise the minimum wage, let's hear your ideas. >> you hear the president there calling out republicans on the h
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
the law, about its benefits, its protections, about how folks can sign up. >> we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. >> the experience people are having under this new law, it runs counter to the happy talk we keep hearing out of the white house. >> we're just getting started for the, changes. >> it was a nightmare. they offered coverage for myself, my wife, but our daughter was left off. >> it can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month. >> people are signing up, thinking they're going to get some help from the government and find out it's much, much higher than they anticipated. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> what's important to remember is that the law has helped millions of people but there are millions more who stand to be helped. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses and the economy. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> so does the president's pr offensive have any shot at working? pat buchanan joins us. t
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
to lose policies and were promised they would not lose them and have lost them thanks to the law. they didn't want to deal with with it. but they made it through now they may not have coverage. they have to sit on the line with insurance companies trying to find out if their new coverage they never wanted is real. >> yeah. much has been made about how the administration has fixed the website. politics again. they fixed the front end of the website. it was a political embarrassment to them. the back end is a disaster. they can't pay the insurance companies. they haven't built the system to transfer the federal subsidy money yet. they can't do a reconciliation via the computer because they haven't built the system to figure out if the people that the government thinks are covered are covered on the insurance company site. news has been circulating in the insurance industry in the last day or two that what the government wants to do now is send the insurance companies in hard copy lists of people they think are covered so they can compare to who they have. some is of the insurance c
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
of hypocrisy is supposed to be a booster of the law. >> we are on that. not like mcconnell or boehner or pelosi. how will this be to selling young americans to buying into it? >> that is a big issue. mechanical issues to get the website working. but they have to get young healthy people to seen up. you force the older sicker people in. and you hear john boehner as a older gentlemen he has to pay more from the premiums, you need the younger healthier people to make it work. >> the math doesn't work without it either. >> new reports that some republican law makers are shifting obama care from repealing to repairing. it other republicans don't like that idea. ellison barber. great to it see you. tell us about the pivot that a handful of the republicans are making for repair as to repole. >> a couple of people in blue districts where they feel like they may be vulnerable throwing out the discussing repair. the vast republicans are not interested in repairing because there is so many things wrong with the law. it is not in their interest to switch to that. they are notting repole and replace to see
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
on the federal government to protect our children. >> we keep passing more laws, now we're drowning in red tape. >> can't drink water the way i want, poop the way i want. >> it is like a disease, a mold. >> get out of my life. >> this magician must have a license for his rabbit? these men were arrested for offering home improvements. >> are you kidding me? >> how is any normal human supposed to understand this and follow it? >> i don't have an answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. but where i live, i can't do this legally. capit can't we get through some of this? >> you can get through the red tape so families have a better experience and i can drive a cab. >> welcome. >> all these people are combatants on the war on the little guy. >> certain amount of regulation is good, the problem is they don't stop. >> i would be out of business. >> with every phone call there came more bureaucratic red tape. >> they say laws, endless rules strangle them. >> our government adds thousands of pages are new law every year, on top of 175,000 pages they passed in prior years. this is jus
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a situation where young people are sceptical of the law. sceptical of the reforms. they think they will pay for, they think the coverage will be worse and they are increasingly sceptical of the guy who's selling it and that's what's changed. i don't know that the president can gets that credibility back. the interesting thing is the drop in his support came after the revelations about nsa metadata collection and the coverage it got. he hasn't been able to recover among this group since that time. martha: when you look back at the election numbers, when you say did you vote for obama, 55% said yes. the question would you vote for him today, only 40 per s -- onl% say yes. he sold this website that it would be flight their wheel house and they may be disenchanted with that pitch as well. bill: to the irony alert. president obama saying republicans could be responsible for people losing their insurance right before christmas. >> christmastime is no time for congress to tell more than one million of these americans they have lost their unemployment understand. what will happen if congress does n
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
way out here. >> you've been a critic of the law. coming up in the "new york times," you co-authored, one of the architects of obamacare. despite your differences you're willing to talk about it. and you are willing to shoot down certain myths about it. include whiching, tomorrow? >> right we say we don't think think there is going to be a doctor shortage. a lot aassumptions make straight line aassumptions for today's resource use. there is every reason to believe resource use is going to go down. that is what we've seen and doctors become more productive. you can't make straight line aassumptions from today. >> they're going to have to be very productive. thank you. >> thank you. >> we just spoke about one of the most-important health care promises. just ahead we'll speak with one of the people helping get president obama elected how where the ro promises decided? bill burton is here, live, do you remember bill? and stunning polling next on america's place in the world. [ mom ] over the years, i've learnehow to stretch my party budget. but when my so-called bargain brand to
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Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
for people who lost coverage unexpectedly thanks to the law. now, are not going to have it on january 1st unless they can now, they lost their coverage. but they think they have coverage so they can figure this out and get back and have people reenrolled by december 23rd. do we think that is going to happen? >> breaking that down this, is supposed to be a state of the art system. so first, you may have to mail in the application. then, insurer going have to check by hand, then place a phone call to find out whether anything is accurate and have a conversation. this is not state of the art and short of what private sector web ice -- based system is like. >> they're asking companies to just guess what subsidies enrollees are going to gechlt tom, thank you for being here. >> you're welcome. >> we're also seeing a series of new reports raising worries about patient access to doctors. under obamacare. we told you about this last night. some say they do not want to and cannot afe afe afe aferd afford to. what can we do about this? i know you're not on the clock now. all right. what is the beef
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
passing more laws. now we are drowning in red tape. >> i can't eat the way i want. i can't drink the water i want. i can't poop the way i want. >> like a disease. like a mold. it just eats you through. >> get out of my life. >> itthis magician has to have license for his rabbit? these men were arrested for offering home improvement. >> how does any normal human supposed to understand this? >> i don't have that answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. whe i can't do this legally. >> the good news some cut through the red tape. >> i choose to be a survivor not a victim. >> families have a better experience. even i can drive a cab. >> all of these people are combatant in the war on the little guy. >> a certain amount of regulation is good. the problem is they don't stop. >> i woulden out of business. >> when every phone call there came more bureaucratic red tape. >> law endless rules strangle them. our government adds thousands of new pages of law every year. that is on top of the 17 # 5,000 pages they passed in prior years. >> this is just what you see her just the feder
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
johnson is talking about today, although a democrat, ezekiel emanuel, one of the architects of the law insists the more people learn about the benefits, the more they'll like it. take a listen. >> in wisconsin, a young man, 27 years old, his -- on average his insurance costs will increase by 124%. from $1,100 a year to over $2,400 per year. that's because of obama care. >> no one has launched a big pr campaign to get these people signed up because of the problems with the federal website. we are about to launch a big pr campaign. and that, i think, is going to persuade a lot of people. >> now, as part of that pr campaign, as mr. emanuel calls it, today the white house is trying to tout the fact that medicaid is being expanded all around the country to get millions of people who don't have insurance right now covered. of course, that means taxpayers kicking in the money to cover these folks. the question is going to be whether or not the math adds up in the end. whether you can get enough young, healthy people to sign up for the law in order to help pay for all these millions of folks c
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
line is, this law is working and will work into the future. >> the president goes on the offensive saying obamacare is now working and he will never surrender. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> tonight charles krauthammer will analyze the situation. >> when jesus had those five loathes and two fissures he didn't charge food stamps. he didn't ask how much money they had. >> would jesus approve of the nanny state? some democrats want to impose on 00 u.s.a. tonight we will hear both sides of this intense debate. >> a woman has been mobbed by a bear. >> is -- she is bleeding she needs help. >> a troubling story out of orlando, florida a black bear mauling a a middle-aged woman. and this kind of threat is happening all over the u.s.a. tonight's "special report" animals gone wild. >>> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >>> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama trying to make a come back with obamacare. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today in washington, th
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
been telling you for years that the president's health care law needs to be repealed and replaced. now a majority of americans agree with us according to a newly released gallup poll. 52% say they favor repealing or scaling back obama care. only 37% said it should be kept the way it is or expanded. that's not only the troubling news we have to share on a conference call with reporters today a cms spokesman said on health care.gov one of every ten transactions is experiencing errors. also according to politico things would be worse. that's worse for the administration. a new report reads enrollment surge or no the next challenge is a big one. how will the white house make sure all the people with cancelled policies get new coverage by january 1. even with the speedier newly functioning website they have a vast distance to travel before the estimated 4 to 5 million people with cancelled policies get new health care coverage. it is not out of the question that the obama administration could pace the worst case scenario on january 1 -- the number of uninsured american goes up. pathetic. we
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
more problems with the law as it's being implemented and the law in and of itself in the way it was drafted. >> i don't flow if that press leaf is factually complete, but it raises a red flag. there was an op head in the concord monitor by michael green, i think he's the ceo of the hospital there, concord hospital and he's opted out of the exchange because he said the reimbursement rates they were offered, his hospital, would result in less than what it costs us to provide care. well, that's a death sentence for that hospital. >> concord is the capital of the state of new hampshire. it's one of the hospitals that's not in the exchange. because there's mandated coverage within obama care, the only way this provider is tries to drive down costs is reduce the network and get the hospitals who are in the network to take less than they would normally in payment for the services. so obviously the concord hospital didn't think that was financially viable. but people in new hampshire, can you imagine being in the capital of the state of new hampshire, the conkoshd hospital, if that w
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnant wages, they should blame him. >> when will they learn to say yes to common ground? when will they start listening to the american people? >> reporter: the president may also need to start listening to the millennials beyond just today's summit, where he suggested if all else fails, serve some alcohol to get young folks to sign up. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance because a lot of bar terns don't have it. >> reporter: a harvard university poll among 18 to 29-year-olds, 56% disapprove of the affordable care act, 39% approve. white house officials are touting a national journal poll that gives a rosier view. among the same age group, 53% say wait and see before making changes to the law. 26% say repeal it and 17% say provide more money to effectively implement it. un
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
house hearings on capitol hill. all focused on the president's disastrous health care law. let not your heart be troubled. we know you probably couldn't catch up on the hours of testimony. so we put together the highlights for you. >> individuals are losing coverage they are happy with. the doctors with which they are comfortable. this is a tragedy. >> looking forward, the flaws in the law have proved to be getting worse, not better. >> yesterday i logged into the d.c. exchange where members of congress must go and got on error. >> rome wasn't fwhibuilt in a d >> this is people's lives. people are hurt when they can't get medical care. >> i believe the premise for the hearing today is fundamentally flawed. >> people's health care is compromised when they can't get medical care. >> everybody will get less coverage, higher costs. >> this is serious stuff. >> if you can take the name of obama out of obama care and focus on the benefits, you find the of benefits are widely popular. >> a bill rushed through congress without any serious debate is now directly impacting people's lives. >> mr.
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
, but how do we stay in -- >> it stumbles on, this law. are your colleagues hoping it dies of its own weight? that's easier said than done. >> i hope it goes away. i'm the author of the bill to repeal obama care. we want this to go away because it's killing jobs in this country. killing the economy. it's hurting people's lives in a real-time basis. middle class -- >> does it -- sorry, ma'am, does it bug you when democrats go, yeah, they're going at bashing, but they don't have a plan of their own. there are half a dozen plans -- >> more than that. >> republicans, some say, want to annihilate this and do nothing in return. >> it's political. if you want to address the situation, do one thing -- let people buy any health insurance policy they want, anywhere in america, with no minimum federal requirement. you do that alone, you solve all sorts of problems with access to health care. then give a liability shield to anyone who wants to offer charitable health care. if you do that, you can deal with the poor, you can deal with the middle class, you can deal with the wealthy, and then this sorts i
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, pointing to reports of rising enrollment numbers and regrouping to sell the controversial law to a still skeptical public. so is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask "wall street journal" editorial board member joe raggo. deputy member dan hetinger. and kim strasle. has obama care turned the corner here? >> they'd love to make you think that. what that did is they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see. they haven't fexed the so-called back end. this is the information systems that transmit data to insurers about who's signing up for their products. it's essentially like ordering something online and never having it go to the weather house to be delivered to you. >> the interface with the consumer is improved. the sign-up numbers -- >> but still not back -- still not totally up to speed. they're pitching this 29,000 enrollment figure for the first two days of december. is that meaningful? >> they were locking for 7 million people to sign up. even if you get 29,000 every day, you're still not going to hit that numbe
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Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
. it's all haphazard and disorganized, but because of the lack of rule of law, the definition of who owns what in because they don't have addresses, can't get the credit. john: don't have addresses. >> well, to get an address somebody has to recognize the that is where you live. legal recognition. legal recognition means property when you have property, mailing address is command when you make a deal was someone you can be identified. the first -- the second characteristic in the is the address. if you go anywhere they say what is in a minority live. and some property is defined by law they cannot get into the kind of deals or the division of labor which is cooperation, specializing and create wealth because that is what makes you will the, the fact you don't have to milk a cow every day. you don't have to us borderland every day, build your own house. you can stick to doing a tv program. this part of a blackberry. the all market put together. the whole building, take care of it, and they can specialize. the day that they get titles, the day that the businesses in their homes, the se
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
american center for law and justice is still fighting for abideni's release. >> do you trust your insurance company to say how much money is owed. it is a glitch in the obamacare web site. this as the president insists the web site is working. elizabeth prann is following it all for us as she joins us live in washington with more. >> reports indicate the site doesn't have the ability to accept and transfer subsidies or funds to insurance companies. and in the interim the administration constructed another short term fix until the payment system is up and running flawlessly. customers will get an estimate cost of each plan. once the system is built the government and irnss can regr-- insurers can regroup and make the exact payment. it is raising eyebrows from critics. >> we passed a bill that is so complex and so contradictory he has a web site that is not functioning correctly. he thinks if he makes the right speeches he says the right words somehow it will change the perception. but here he runs up against the wall. >> the president this week stands firm by his signature piece of legislati
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Dec 7, 2013 8:30am PST
cancelled due to the health care law. this is on top of a trillion dollars we're giving insurers to offer more affordable coverage. michelle, guess who is going to pay for another bailout. >> here he is basically buying out insurance companies on top of providing them with a trillion dollars in subsidies for the next ten years and now we learn about a little known provision that basically says if insurance companies suffer losses three years after the implementation of obama care, we are the ones who are going to reimburse and compensate insurance companies for their losses. it's ridiculous. >> risk corridor is going to cost a trillion dollars and then the "new york times" headline this week was insurers are offered assistance for losses. this isn't free market capitalism. >> no, it certainly isn't. it's a joke. it's terrible. one trillion dollars as you said in the first ten years is the normal cost of this thing is going to be with subsidizing on top of that they're saying we're going to bail out anybody if you got your policy cancelled we'll pay for that. it's ridiculous. on top of tha
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
, thank you so much >> an attack of a virginia law maker. and raising new concerns about mental health care in america. in far too many cases, facilities have to turn people away. here's more. >> hi, alisyn. usually when there is violence debate goes to gun control and not health care. you don't need to look farther than cook county to see the practices of revolving door and turning them to the street and repeating the process. >> dealing with mentally ill people in the throes of a psychotic episode. this is part of every day in the cook county jail. >> you have the voices? >> the and jail is now the largest mental health care in the nation. >> you can see they are not supposed to be here. we are not equipped to treat them. >> the problem started with closing of mental hospital. they turn to the street and jail. >> it is now where the jails have become the de facto mental health institutions. >> crimes are usually nonviolent. stealing food and drugs. the staff at cook county sees the same person dozen of times! when you get arrested is there a relief? >> i know i will get my medication
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Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
the media. it is nearly a year since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school and law enforcement officials and officials from the town are getting ahead of what will come. there is no public remembrance they say. they are asking media to stay clear of the town that suffered so freightly on december 14th last year. 20 young children and six educators were murdered that day on december 14th, 2012. this saturday, marks a year since that horrific event. as you can see the news conference is beginning. we'll monitor what the officials have to say and bring you any headlines moments from now. today's top headlines and brand new stories you will sear here first. jon: the obamacare website gets a makeover. new options are able if you're shopping. with deadline looming do the updates matter? >>> wild weekend weather across the u.s. and more is on the way. meteorologist maria molina on where people should be preparing now. >>> silicon valley versus washington. the nation's top tech companies teaming up to send a message to uncle sam. ease up on all snooping. it is all "happening now." jon:
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